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Girlfriend Intervention

By Melissa Camacho, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 13+

Makeovers push positive body image but utilize stereotypes.

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From helping women find clothes that positively accentuate their body types to encouraging women to be honest about how they feel about themselves and why, the cast highlights how important it is for women of all shapes and sizes to be comfortable with their bodies despite the fact that mainstream fashion and culture usually celebrates unrealistic body types. They also underscore how necessary it is for women to take the time to take care of themselves, regardless of how hectic their lives are.

The cast makes stereotypical generalizations to celebrate a confident and positive self-image they believe African-American women have, and they emphasize how empowering this self-assurance can be for all women. The approach may be misguided, but ultimately, the show sends the universal message that no matter who you are, true beauty is about having self-confidence and not about your dress size.

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